With the Tour de France and the Ystwyth CC Time Trial season in full swing, riders are always hoping for that one night when good form and good weather combine together to produce personal best times.

With 10 riders taking on the scenic and slightly rolling 10 mile course following the Rheidol valley it was going to be interesting to see who had the legs on the night and who would be back first for the coffee and cake at the finish line!

With half the field on road bikes, the top two placings saw a closely fought battle between Rhys Evans and Owen Evans with Rhys just edging ahead in a time of 24.58 and Owen only 13 seconds behind taking 2nd place in 25.11.  Completing the road bike podium was Justin Manley riding strongly and crossing the line in 27.31.

The overall men’s event saw Ieuan Andy Davies taking the top spot in 22.32, only 3 seconds away from the V50 record he set last year.  Steffan Roberts took the second place with 23.23 and third overall,Rhys Evans crossed the line in 24.58.

The women’s overall event saw Anita Saycell take the win in 26.26 with Helen Marshall closely behind in 27.00.

Thank you to Andy H for organising and timekeeping, and to Scott T for marshalling and taking the halfway split times.  It is great to continue to see new faces each week.  If you haven’t yet had a go at a time trial there are still plenty of chances to come along and have a go!  More details can be found:  https://www.bc-clubs.co.uk/ystwythcc/index.php/time-trials/

Next week sees a return to the Llety Gwyn course for the next time trial round on the Wednesday 17th June.